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—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel

 

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VIDEO: Ethiopia's Jewish community divided 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:22 GMT 
    Thousands of Ethiopian Jews have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of Ethiopian Jews airlifted to the Holy Land.


VIDEO: Sudan hopes for bird-watching boost 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:34:06 GMT 
    Environmental campaigners in Sudan are promoting the country as a tourist destination for bird watchers in a bid to boost revenue, which could then be used to protect nesting sites and rare birds from extinction.


Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:35:48 GMT 
    A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.


Set of human glass eyes auctioned 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:49:27 GMT 
    A set of 74 antique prosthetic human glass eyes is auctioned in Lichfield.


Amazon profits thin as expenses jump 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMT 
    Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.


Tech giants settle hiring court case 
  Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:38:19 GMT 
    Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.


Warhol works found on Amiga disks 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:24:28 GMT 
    A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.


VIDEO: Did Pixar make Steve Jobs funny? 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:16:15 GMT 
    Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, explains how Steve Jobs use of humour in presentations was influenced by his time at the animation firm.


Tarantino Gawker case dismissed 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:14 GMT 
    A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.


Third Hobbit film title changed 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:11:26 GMT 
    Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.


Mystery of dazzling supernova solved 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:21:42 GMT 
    An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".


Blood 'is not from headless king' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:24 GMT 
    An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.


Human skin grown in laboratory 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:39 GMT 
    Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.


Binge drinking 'link to overeating' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:21:17 GMT 
    Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.


Klopp rules out Man Utd switch 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:09:55 GMT 
    Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.
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